Cowboys WR Dez Bryant Says He Has Yet to Be Approached About Pay Cut by Team

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant and his $12.5 million base salary for 2018 have been the source of rampant speculation and conversation since the end of the 2017 season, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

There has been talk of the Cowboys asking him either to take a pay cut or be cut because his production has not matched his contract since signing a five-year, $75 million contract extension before the 2015 season.

In the three seasons since, Bryant has failed to reach the 1,000-yard receiving mark and has not had double-digit touchdowns. On Friday, the eighth-year receiver decided to respond via the Ben and Skin radio show on 105.3 The Fan.

A fired up Bryant said he has been pushed to the edge with all the speculation about his play and his future.

Bryant said he has not yet been approached by the Cowboys about taking a pay cut. He said he has not even broached the subject with his agent.

Asked he was willing to take a pay cut if he felt the number was something that showed him respect, Bryant refused to speculate.

“Like I said, that’s a discussion for myself and my agent and the Jones family”, he said.

Bryant says he wants to remain with the Cowboys and still dreams about bringing a Super Bowl title back to Dallas.

“I just think it’s crazy,” Bryant said. “I’ll be straight up honest. I think everything I’ve got, I deserve it. And I can get into way more details with that, but I’ll leave that up to when it’s time for me to sit down and talk with the Joneses – whenever that is.”

But he is admittedly frustrated with his play last season and the rising number of fans who have seemingly abandoned him.

“I don’t care what anyone’s talking about,” Bryant said. “I could care less. Not everybody’s with Dez Bryant. They can kiss my (expletive). I’m no longer here to please the soul. I feel like I’ve been pushed to the edge.”


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